#Harvest2012: Pressing Viognier …

As the intensities of Harvest begin to fade into the now-falling rains, time affords a new exhilaration of contemplation; time to think, to ponder, to reflect …

Time to sort through a furor of chronicle for the esoterica that slipped through un-memorialized …

Time to shine a light on the rarities, the wonders, the unexpecteds …

As for example, my completely unexpected stumble into a press session for that most elusive of grapes; Viognier …

Elusive, in that it can only be found in two small geometries within the great quilt of vineyards we call home …

Lytton West. 157 acres all told; a mere .5 of it Viognier …

You’ve seen it, perhaps, when looking closely at a label of our Syrah …

Perhaps you’ve read of our approach to its co-fermentation …

http://blog.ridgewine.com/2009/05/28/some-follow-up-on-the-viognier-question-co-fermentation-and-the-2005-ridge-vineyards-california-syrah-lytton-west/

But have you seen it being pressed?


#Harvest2012.

You can still feel it.



Categories: Lytton, Monte Bello, Video, Vineyards and Oenology, Winemaking

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